Another Saturday and the weeks just keep zipping past. Why doesn't life get a virus like the computers and slow things down once in awhile?
This week has been busy getting the fall out and the Christmas welcomed. Having a large Thanksgiving here last Saturday night and then a big Christmas dinner this weekend makes me feel as though all I have done is cook. Hmmm. It's a good think one cannot put weight on by all the cooking that they do.
I am ready for dinner tonight. The appetizers and desserts are done, the house is reasonably clean and decorated and I am trying to remember all the things that I should be doing. After tonight I will spend my time getting ready for Christmas. I recently read on a blog about a gal who will not be blogging for the last two weeks of December in order to celebrate Christmas. I thought that was such a wonderful idea and am considering doing it as well. I know how much time I can spend on the computer and I know it could be better spent in most cases. How about all of you?
Last evening was our second sew-in with Heidi. Although I did not finish much, I did manage to complete the hand quilting and binding on my Fall Swap. It isn't due until January, but it feels good to have it done ahead of time. I used the center motif from my Schnibbles this month (because I didn't have enough fun doing all of those half square triangles).
The Chrismas lights are up and the tree is decorated. We have a "real" tree as well as the tree that I inherited from my in-laws. I like the pre lit tree only because I can leave it up forever and not worry about it drying out. Although I must admit that I do like the real tree for the smell it leaves in the house.
Grandpa and Mr. J checking out the train under the tree. I wonder why the train is always off the tracks.
Someone in our valley puts up the biggest cross on top of his hill each year. It is visible for miles and miles. At night it looks as though it is suspended in mid air. I tried to capture a photo of it, but this is not really clear. You can get the general idea of how spectacular it looks.
This is the view from our back yard. The lighted cross looks small here, but is quite large.
I will close off for now and finish up getting ready before our son and his family arrive for the weekend. I hope to have more to share in my next post. We are actually suppose to get rain this next week so we may have some excitement around here. Let's hope they are correct in their prediction. I think that is the only job in the world where you can be wrong so often and still NOT get fired!